New Delhi: A 26-year-old woman along with her lover was arrested for allegedly murdering her parents in Outer Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. The planned murder of the woman’s mother and father was allegedly executed one by one for 10 days. The woman murdered her parents after they refused to hand over their property, stated the police.

The accused identified as Davinder Kaur alias Sonia and her live-in partner Prince Dixit alias Vikram had allegedly killed 54-year-old Gurmeet Singh on February 21 and 46-year-old Jageer Kaur on March 2, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer district) Seju P Kuruvilla said.

Sonia’s father Gurmeet Singh, who was a carpenter, and her mother Jageer Kaur were killed using the same modus operandi at their home in Chander Vihar. After murdering them, their bodies were stuffed in suitcases and dumped in a drain in Paschim Vihar.

On March 8, police were informed about the body of a woman in the drain. Sonia had earlier reported to the police that her mother Jageer was missing. A case was registered in this regard.  Soon Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajendra Singh Sagar conducted an inquiry and found that Sonia’s father was also missing but was not reported by anyone.

Police recovered the bodies from the drain in an eight-hour-long search conducted over Friday and Saturday. Investigators recovered Gurmeet Singh’s body in another suitcase near Jageer’s body in the same drain. When police asked Sonia the reason behind not reporting her father’s missing status, she failed to give a convincing response. On Sunday, police arrested both Sonia and Vikram for committing the crime.

“Several neighbours and relatives of the couple were asked about her (Sonia) conduct and they said that whenever they asked her about the mother or father, she would make excuses for their absence. Her background was also checked,”a leading portal quoted an officer as saying.

Upon investigations, police found that five years back, Sonia was married to a man and got divorced. She even has a son and a daughter from her second marriage but was divorced again. Sonia has been divorced since December 2017. Later she fell in love with a 29-year-old event manager Prince Dixit alias Vikram from Lucknow.